The agencies swung the spotlight on Burkina Faso, northeastern Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen, all facing rising levels of acute hunger with potential risk of famine.
UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock told the Security Council that aid agencies are only reaching 9 million people a month, down from more than 13 million at the beginning of the year.
Houthi rebels will free 400 people, including 15 Saudis and four Sudanese, while the Saudi-led coalition will free 681 Houthi fighters, sources say.
In a call to action, four UN agencies warn that growing malnutrition will have long-term consequences, transforming individual tragedies into a generational catastrophe.
Millions of children at risk in war-torn Arab country due to big shortfall in humanitarian funding amid coronavirus, UN children's agency says.
The $6.7 billion will fund the UN’s humanitarian response plan to help the world’s most vulnerable people deal with the pandemic now and in the coming months as food supplies falling and prices soaring, and children missing vaccinations and meals.
North Korean media has not reported on Kim Jong-un's whereabouts since he presided over a meeting on April 11, provoking intense speculation about his health.
The international community must act in tandem to prevent a major food shortage that will disproportionately hurt developing countries.
Food sources for people and their livestock "at risk," agriculture ministry warns, as locust infestation sweeps Horn of Africa.
More than one million people are in need of emergency assistance in the aftermath of devastation wreaked by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique.
Yemen, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan and Syria among the eight nations accounting for two-thirds of the total number of people worldwide exposed to the risk of famine, report says.
North Korea's recorded harvest was just 4.95 million tonnes last year, the United Nations said in its assessment.
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